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May 20, 2009


GRADUATION 2009

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AIDB baccalaureate service set for May 28 The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind’s 2009 baccalaureate service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, at Hawkins Chapel on the

Alabama School for the Deaf campus. The ceremony marks a new beginning for 32 gradu-

ates representing AIDB’s three schools; Alabama School for the Blind, Alabama School for the Deaf and Helen Keller School of Alabama.

Alabama School for the Blind Alabama School for the Blind will have commencement at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, in the Oliver Hall Auditorium. The speaker for the event will be former Alabama School for the Blind principal and current AIDB Board of Trustee member Ronald Garrett. Steffon Sharray Middleton of Birmingham is this year’s valedictorian and Stephanie Ashley Wood is this year’s salutatorian. The other candidates

Helen Keller School of Alabama Class of 2009 Steffon Sharray Middleton ASB Valedictorian

Stephanie Ashley Wood ASB Salutatorian

for graduation include; Wesley McCain Cleveland of Talladega, Marva Jean Cole of Birmingham, Curtis Scott Holman, James Anthony

Moore of Montgomery, Zulema del Carmen Parker of Gardendale, Dontrell Thompson of Camden and Taylor Leigh Troha of Selma.

Commencement exercises, May 28, 7 p.m. at Oliver Hall Auditorium

Helen Keller School Commencement exercises for the Helen Keller School of Alabama will be Thursday, May 28, at 1:30 p.m. at Wood Hall Auditorium. The speaker will be Dr. Thomas R. Bice, deputy state superintendent of education for Instructional Services. Candidates for gradua-

tion at Helen Keller include: Terrance David Franklin of Birmingham, Justin Howard Holt of Montgomery, Brittney Jamelle Ingram of Birmingham, Jamie Lou Maddux of Talladega, El Lavarre Demetrius Moton of Mobile, Hanna Nicole Parker of Mobile and Justin Scott Phillips of Dothan.

Commencement exercises May 28 1:30 p.m. Wood Hall Auditorium

Andrew Stewart ASD Valedictorian

Ramon Simmons ASD Salutatorian

Alabama School for the Deaf Commencement exercises for the Alabama School for Deaf will be at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, in McFarlane Hall Auditorium. The commencement speaker will be ASD alumnus and former Miss Deaf Alabama Tawny Holmes. Andrew Lee Stewart of Birmingham is this year’s valedictorian and Ramon Tyree

Simmons of Ashland is this year’s salutatorian. The other candidates for graduation at ASD include: Carl Marlin Braxton of Dothan, Darius D’Vaughn Flowers of Springville, Gregory Carl Fowler of Birmingham, Danisha La’Shea Natice Johnson of Montgomery, Shavontay Shantell Johnson of Selma,

Linsey Michelle Angelique Lee of Birmingham, Caleb Donald Christian Potter of Opp, Jasmine Shante Smith of Mulga, Tomeika Cheyenne Stallworth of Tarrant, Anthony Ray Thacker, Jr. of Wetumpka, George William White of Harvest, Jasmine Rekaye Williams of Mobile and Kenyatta Brantreice Wyckoff of Columbus, Ga.

Commencement exercises May 28 3:30 p.m. McFarlane Hall Auditorium

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GRADUATION 2009

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Sylacauga High School Thomas Hunter Ansley Angel Denise Averette Trevor Lamar Averitte John Patrick Bailey Jeremy Bryan Ballard Joshua Blake Ballard Joseph Paul Barnett Halie Elizabeth Batson Chase Clayton Benfield Fantashia D Benson Taylor Denise Bice Laurie A Bishop Ashleigh Nicole Black Bradley Nicholas Boyko Timothy Nathaniel Brewer Jessica Danielle Bridges Ayla Shea Brown Jesslyn Elyse Brown Lauren Michelle Browning Felicia Rashad Bryant Seth Allen Buckner Jamaal Maurice Bull Nandi Keegan Anne’ce Carpenter Damarious V. Carter Tony Emanuel Cech Ashley Rochelle Clark Cole Hampton Cleveland Katherine Lee Collins Jonathan Reid Compher Jarell La’Charles Cook Adam L. Cottrell Carlos J’von Crayton Brandon Terrell Crawford Kenzi Jordan Crew Anisha C Cunningham

Kayla Sherrell Darby Anna Christine Davis Jeffery Dane Davis Justin Emmanuel Davis Alexis Gabriel Dennis Christina Amber Denton Nicole Marie Douglas Ridge Randall Downing Ryne Seth Drummonds Wesley Clay Entrekin Brittany Denise Epperson Helen Sarah Farnsworth John Houston Felkins Ashton Thane Fillingame Edward Wallace Ford Jr. Ashton Lindsey Fowler Justin Glenn Frost Tyler Jay Frost Emily Miranda Giddens Julia Clytee Goggins Monica Leanne Goodson Gabrielle Allysse Green Clay Matthew Greer Emily Lauren Guy Macy Danyelle Guy Wesley Benjamin Guy William Jackson Hagan Heather E. Hardin Kaitlyn Brooke Harper Dylan Boyd Harrell Jessica Nicole Harris Andrew Chaise Hay Tr a v i s Wa r d Higginbotham Lindsey Michele Hoffman Jennifer Ann Hughes Jamara Bianca Johnson Jonathan Evan Jones

Matthew Derek Keel Cameron Ray Kelley Connisha Donshea Kirkland Dora Jane Lambert Benjamin Douglas Lamberth William Andrew Layton Joshua Paul Leonard Megan Nicole Looney John Michael Lukasik Christopher Tevon Mansfield Barbara Fay Marbury Chenrika Shaunta’ Maxwell Corshunsky Rodshaun Maxwell Ashley Nicole McElrath Alexander Fowler McGrady Allana Madison McKay Maya Alexandria McKenzie Brandon Jamel McKinney Courtney Sebastian McKinney Andrew Douglas McLain Cynthia M. McMillian Saccoria C Moon Tiffany Lashea Moon Xavier Desmond Moore Kimberly Marie Murphy Shawn Daniel Nelson Jr Jennifer Elizabeth Nunnelley Derrick Lamar O’Neal

Salutatorian Maya Alexandria McKenzie is a senior at Sylacauga High School. She maintains a 4.36 grade point average while being enrolled in Honors and Advanced Placement Courses. She is the current president of the Sylacauga High School Student Council as well as the Alabama Student Council Association. She also serves as drum major of the SHS Half-Million Dollar Marching Aggie Band, Drama Committee Chair of the SHS Focus Program, and Treasurer of Teen Intervention and Prevention Program. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Interclub Council, Senior Class Representatives, and Spanish Club. Through S.T.A.R. Readers with the Library Club, she reads to preschool children monthly. At the Alabama Future Business Leaders of America Conference, she

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placed second in the Business Ethics competition in 2008 and second in Business Communications in 2009. During the 2008 marching band season, she received a superior drum major rating at the Hoover Marching Band Invitational. She is also a National Honor Roll student as well as a Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students honoree. In March, Buffalo Rock and FOX6 recognized Maya as a Star Senior of the Week. She is the reigning Miss Syhiscan at Sylacauga High, and was voted by her peers first runner-up to Miss SHS. She attends Saint Thomas United Methodist Church where she is active in the youth choir. Maya has served as Sunday school secretary for four years. She has also been a Sylacauga Chamber Ambassador for two years. She is currently a member

Maya McKenzie Salutatorian

of the 2009 Leadership Sylacauga class. Through Leadership Sylacauga, she is helping with the creation of a community job board and the development of a mural in downtown Sylacauga. She has also been a member of the Delta Gems for two years. Maya’s future aspirations include attending Alabama State University and majoring in political science with a minor in business.

As valedictorian of Sylacauga High School, David Terry hopes to be a good role model, so that students will want to follow his example. He has accomplished much in his high school career, and this honor represents the culmination of all his hard work. He is a member of Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Student Council, French Club, and National Honor Society. He was previously a junior class representative, a member of the Junior Scholastic Society, a member of the Christian Life Club, and the former treasurer of the Students Protecting Environmental Causes Club. Furthermore, he had the honor of serving as the first vice president of the Mu Alpha Theta math honorary society. He has always possessed a competitive nature. He has played high school, recreation, and club level soccer, and he won state championships at the recreation

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He will be attending The University of Alabama on a presidential scholarship to get his degree in business administration. None of this, however, would be possible without the love and support of his family. His twin sister, Beth, pushed him to do his best. He is also very grateful

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B.B. Comer Khiry Hakeem Appleberry Crystal Ann Bailey *Joshua Trent Barnett Josephine Dannielle Barnett George Leverous Bennett Darious Rashad Borden *Ericka Janese Borden Carla Amber Chere Borntrager Ryan Quintara Bradford Tova Rainesha Caldwell William JaCorey Carter LaJarvis Cortez Carter Travis Eason Coleman Christopher Thomas Collins Pineeciya Licole Cottingham Erica La Sha Datcher James Christopher Daugherty Jessica Ruth Davis *Joshua Kyle Dennis *Cody Garrick Duffee Kendra Renee Dunn Tiffany Nicole Fontenot Deldrick Akeem Franklin Kayla Dawn Gardner De’Lissia Jac’Quale Goodwin Cody Lynn Gordon Rebecca Inez Grimes Carla Michelle Hale Iesha Darnae Hale Kayla Shay Holmes Kendarius Antwaun Johnson

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B.B. Comer High School Class of 2009

At right: Magna Cum Laudes at B.B. Comer High are, back row, from the left, Cody Garrick Duffee, Joshua Kyle Dennis and Joshua Trent Barnett; and, front row, Shelby LaFaye Jones, Ericka Janese Borden, Carol Elisabeth Robinson, Christen Cheri Kendrick and Emily Hannah Taylor.

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Internships can help students choose a career path (MS) — Many students look at deciding on a career path in a similar way to choosing a snack from a vending machine. They simply consider all of the options behind the glass, pick one and hope it satisfies them. But choosing a career doesn’t have to be hit or miss. While school coursework can provide an idea of whether a specific area of study will be the right fit, hands-on experience can be the extra reinforcement needed. This is why career counselors frequently mandate that students participate in internships or co-op opportunities as part of graduation requirements. Internships are structured work experiences offered by

participating companies and organizations. Their goal is to give students an idea of the real working world and allow them to see how information acquired during class is readily applied to the business environment. Typically, internships allow students to better understand the differences between various jobs and functions within organizations and how a company operates on a day-to-day basis. Usually, students are approved for internship credits by a career or guidance counselor. The internship can be performed on a full- or part-time basis and the student will be issued credits accordingly. Typically, there is

no compensation other than credits toward coursework. Internships can be instrumental to students who are not sure if a certain career path is right for them. By participating in the daily activities essential to this type of employment (and not just the busy work of faxing, e-mailing and running errands that many interns must endure), they can clearly see if this is something that can provide a fulfilling career. Many times, through internships, students learn they are not happy with an occupation and take steps to find other courses that offer a new direction. Without the benefit of the internship, graduates may have gotten stuck in a career that doesn’t challenge or interest them

much. Guidelines When Choosing Internships 1. Research the school’s internship policy. Internships may be restricted to either junior or senior year with a limit set on the number of internship credits allowed. 2. Most schools have a listing of pre-approved companies and organizations that can host interns. Participating companies often must meet a list of requirements and prove that they will comply with school regulations. However, if there is a place you would like to intern that is not on the list, see if you can facilitate the approval of this company. 3. The internship location

and internship advisor at the business become your classroom and professor away from campus. The same behavior and work ethic you apply to your schoolwork should be carried through when interning. Also remember that you are a representative of the school, so poor behavior could negatively impact the company’s willingness to host interns in the future. 4. Try to do two internships in various areas of your coursework. For example, if you are majoring in communication arts — a wide area of study — select a public relations firm and perhaps a local newspaper as possible internships so you can decide what fits your personality better.

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Magna Cum Laudes

Jessica Barnes

Angela Burton

Childersburg High School Class of 2009

Childersburg High School Brittany Nicole Adams Roscoe Darnell Anderson IV Daisean Garrett

Shelby Grubbs

Jordan Hall

Dylan Hammonds

Lakendra Hatch

KáLeshae Wyshaé Armbrester Laderian Jacques Armbrester Demetrius Ashley Shayla LaSha Ashley Myeshius Shawntal Baker Jessica Ranea Barnes Marcus Hunter Billingsley Allen Wesley Box Clayton Reid Brasher Tremelle Duane Buckhannon George Michel Buie Angela E. Burton Syrena D. Butler Ashley Nicole Campbell Robert Marion Cleckler, IV Edwin Jacinto Clisby Kyundria Yvonne Clisby Kendra Sharday Coleman Doniqua Laneice Collins Cody Alan Cook Quinteria LáShae Cunningham Justin Marquis’ Dates Shavonda Desheal Davis Tessia Symone Davis Brittney Nicole Duncan Denzel Jeremiah Edwards

Katie Bernice Edwards Katie Elizabeth Flowers Ashley Nicole Franklin Gregory Nathan Gardner Britney Nicole Garrett Daisean Létrel Garrett Davandria LaShawn Garrett Jontavious Terrell Garrett Purvis Brandon Garrett Gabriella Alday Gregg Shelby Alison Grubbs Katie Denise Haisten Jasmine Tyronica Ann Hall Jordan Ray Hall Antonio Terrell Hamilton Caliea Spencer Hamilton Jason Paul Hamilton Quanterious Denzel Hamilton Dylan Miles Hammonds Olivia Sheree Harris Audé Nina Harrison Vianca Shenea Hart Lakendra Monique Hatch Bethany Nicole Hathcock Courtney Hannah Hernandez Gabriel Hernandez Lasandra Rechelle Hill Ta y l o r Jo rd a n Hollingsworth Logan Connor Holmes

Scott Douglas Hopkins Dena Raeshel Hosey James Brandon Hunt Justillius Lamar Huntley Tiaushja Minequa Jackson David Earl Joiner Rhakiah Tanae Keith Taniah SaShae Keith Terry Wayne Keith LaCourtney Shyday Keller Johnuta Brashan Kirkland Jerrick Dewayne Lawson Kendale Lee Rebecca Marie Lee Talyvia Danell Lee Tasia Keon Lee Precious Jettie Lewis Eric Leonard MacLeroy Jeff Allen Marbury Katelyn Raye Marshall Aramie Nicole Martin Darren Dewayne McGhee Chitarica LaSha McGowan Fredrick Lamar Milliner Jennifer Nicole Milliner Jeremy L. Morris Shelby Lenn Morris Tarvarus Lamar Nelson Holly Michelle Nicholson Christopher J. Nunn Kayla Gayle Patterson Timothy Scott Patterson Joshua Martin Podoris

Rebekah Jane Podoris Lewis D. Prince Wardrick Denarvis Rhoden Latishia Faye Roberson Siara Natisha Rodgers Mikiel Dorsia Scott Shywon Itrec Scott Michael Leon Shavers Caitlin Antoinette Singleton Courtney Renee Smith Joshua LaNeal Smith Rodraeus Keonté Spidell Colby Glen Stanley Fredrick Jerome Stone Dana Brittnie Stubblefield Tina Jean Taylor Sierra Monique Tompkins Doran Allen Toney Keeland Jamar Turner Jaquetta Renee Twyman Jerry Quentez Twymon Pratibha Sonam Vashista Daniel Blake Vincent Chasity Marie Ward Jesseca Nicole Weathers Jason Michael Whetstone Tiffany Shaqua Wilson Jordan Caitlin Young Santez Datavis Youngblood

Commencement exercises May 28, 7 p.m. John Cox Stadium

Hannah Hernandez

Continued on Page 8

We’re Proud of You Class of 2009! BJ PRODUCE From

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2504 Stemley Rd. Pell City, Al

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VICTORY CHRISTIAN GRADUATING CLASS OF 2009

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BAIN & COMPANY, P.C. Certified Public Accountants Would Like To Say "Congratulations To All Our Seniors" Gregory D. Bain, C.P.A. Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and Alabama Society of Certifed Public Accountants

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ST. CLAIR COUNTY DISTRICT JUDGE

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We are so proud of you graduates!

Fresh Catfish and Seafood

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The Following Merchants Would Like To Congratulate These High School Graduates

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I-20 CARPET WAREHOUSE & DESIGN CENTER 190 Old Coal City Rd.• Pell City 205-814-9883

•Pell City •Ragland •Ashville •Lincoln •Moody •Southside •Heflin Coming Soon! Springville • Odenville

You hold the key to a world of opportunity!

With Top Honors On Graduation You worked so hard to make the grade and your time has finally come. Hope every second is a joyous one!

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[(' +-.%-"(',-(-!'"(+[%,,(755>  e’re proud of your W May you achieve all your life's ambitions achievement and would like to wish you health, success, Best Wishes Graduates! happiness, and prosperity!

Honoring The Class of 2009

KILGROE FUNERAL HOME

2219 Second Avenue North • Pell City, AL Mitch Bartee, Mgr.

Hwy. 231 S., Pell City

205/338-2202

Childersburg 17591 Plant Road (256) 378-5559 Sylacauga 255 James Payton Blvd (256) 245-7110 Chelsea Ste 190 Chelsea Corners (205) 678-3600 Pell City 2708 Stemley Bridge Rd. (205) 338-5401

www.coosapinesfcu.org Toll-free 800-237-9789


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CLASS OF 2009! A Special Congratulations To Our Very Own Daily Home Family Graduates!

Kendall Cook

Adyson Luster

Cody Crisp

Talladega High School

Jefferson Christian Academy 4 Year Kindergarten

JSU

Dylan Halpin

Kalyn Ellison

Emily Taylor

Talladega High School

Childersburg Elementary

B.B. Comer

Brittney Askew

Winston C. Robinson

Christopher Macy

Central High School Carrollton, GA

B.B. Comer Kindergarten

CACC

Lucas S. Armbrester Russell A. Green Munford High School

Pell City High School

Scott Graham

Steven Abrams

JSU

A.H. Watwood Elementary

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Childersburg From Page 6

Magna Cum Laude

Taylor Hollingsworth

Eric MacLeroy

Tasia Lee

Scott Hopkins

Chitarica McGowan

Chasity Ward

Summa Cum Laude

Jordan Young Magna Cum Laude Reid Brasher

Katie Flowers

Nathan Gardner

Gabby Gregg

Logan Holmes

CHS commencement exercises May 28 7 p.m. John Cox Stadium Dena Hosey

Justin Huntley

Brittnie Stubblefield

Doran Toney

Sonam Vashista

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Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2009!



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Talladega High School Class of 2009 Winterboro High School Class of 2009

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Munford High School Class of 2009

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Alabama School for the Deaf Class of 2009

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Pell City High School Smith, Sydney Karen Smith-Burchfield, Jessie

The Pell City High School Class of 2009 will graduate Thursday, May 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Pete Rich Stadium. Baccalaureate service was Thursday, May 14, at New Hope Baptist Church Abbott, Jordan Wade Adcock, Jared Trent Allen, Andrelas Lenta Allen, Brittany Nicole (12) Allen, Danielle Alverson, Andrew Blake Alverson, Jordan W Alverson, Michelle Marie Amell, Danyell Nichole Andrews, Patrick Ellison Andrews, Samuel D Armstrong, Daniel Chase Bain, Aaron Charles Mackenzie Bain, Calvin C Baldwin, Chelsea Dannielle Barber, Hillary Lauren Barber, Tanner Batton, Kayla Ann Bein, Ryan Scott Belcher, Heather Leann Bell, Stephanie Belzer, Brent Edwin Bennett, Heather Elaine Berryhill, Stephanie Cerell Black, Sacora Shanee Black, Santora C Bowen, Krystal Shae Bowman, Rachel Yvonne Bradberry, Katelyn Janel Brannon, Jared C Brasher, Abbey Brewster, Amber Michelle Brouillette, Lauren Ruth Brown Jr., Danny Bunn, Emily D Burke, William Hunter Burrowes, John Matthew Bush, Resheena Danielle Bush, Shenina Nicole Caldwell, Robert Kurtis Calhoun, Teala Marie Campbell, Christopher Kyle Campbell-Jones, Ann Ashley Carbone, Vincent P Carlisle, Stephen Tyler Carroll, Lauren A. Cartee, D Katilyn Cash, Jeffery Chase Cassell, Jeffrey Anthony Centilli, Kasey Delaine Chaney, Justin Alain Clements, Joseph N Collins, Benjamin Cody Coshatt, Brandie Re-shey

C.

Pell City High School Class of 2009 Covington, Leah Danielle Cropp, Chelsea Louise Crow, Kelsey Yvonne Crowe, Andrea Hope Cruise, Karen Leanne Culver, Bryon A. Daniels, Taneria Lashay Davis, Erin Marie Davis, Jacy Michele Davis, Jana Noel Davis, Scott Gregory Debrow, Jamaal-Michael Green Dickinson, Raleigh Renea Easter, Jordan E Eastridge, Megan Alexandrea Edwards, Keyiffia Gabrielle Enzor, Timothy Michael Etheridge, Alfred Berry Fambrough, Kalee Farr, Kelsey Megan Fisher, Austin Landry Foote, William H Ford, Stephanie M Forman, Chavez Montrel Forman, Tamichael James Foster, Toni Michelle Franklin, Joy Elizabeth Gaither, Benjamin Matthew Gargus, Amanda Garrett, Dylan Guy Garrett, Marcella Rae Gibb, Kaitlin Glassey, Clayton Joseph Graham, Holly N Graham, Jaclyn Graves, Alan Joseph Gray, Laura B Gray, Whitney Gayle

Green, Jasmine J Green, Russell Allen Hambright, Samantha Reena Harrell Jr, Lenny Harrell, James Lando Harris, Schorette Lorrayne Hawkins, Ashley Lynn Haynes, Joshua Hicks, Laura S Hodan, Murphy Ellis Hodgens, Jonathan Edward Holliday, Logan R Holman, Kenneth Cameron Holt, Nicholas Bryan Hooks, Corey Beth Hudson II, Brady Austin Hughes, Victoria Elizabeth Humphries, Brittanie (12) Hyde, Jeremy Brett James, Brittany Morgan Jenkins, Kenneth M Jennert, Andrew Johnson, Zachary Layne Jones, Lauren Deanna Jordan, Jessica Lynn (12) Kay, Cameron Colby (12) Kay, David Martin Kay, Jennifer Marie Kemp, James Christopher Kempffer, Constance M Kennedy, Duane Jonathon Kerr, Barbara Katelyn King, Emily Grace Knight, Jameka Dezaree Krehbiel, Johannes Laurance, Rebekah Marie Ledbetter, Thomas Ian Ledford, Daniel Lynn Leggett, Rachel D

Lilly, Jeromy Ray Love, Marca Rene’a Lovetto, Briana T Lowrey, William Quinton Tyler Magouirk, Andrianna Morgan Mann, Kristi Marlin, Rober Blake Mason, Traysha Haley Mazingo, Reana R McCain, Tarencia L McClure, Morgan Nicole McCurry, Blake Austin McKee, Tyler Scott McMurrey, Amber Michelle McNutt, Michael Scott Mefford, Casey Michael Montgomery, Rodrick Morgan, Michael Joseph Morris, Whitlee Nicole Morrow, Brittany Moss, Tommy Murphree, Jordan Claire Murphy, Candace Lea Ann Myrick, Amber Marie Delynn Nelson, Joseph Newton, Derrick L Nicastro, Anthony M Nickens, Jeremy Keith Nobles, Karl A O’Neal, Drew Alexander O’Neal, Jarvis Oakes, Joshua Lawrence Patterson, Shawna Marie Payne, Taylor Barton Pearce Joshua L (12) Pedraza, Catalina Peoples, Krissy Melynn

Perry, Jared Ross Pesnell, Tramane Nariell Peters III, Ronald H Poe, Jessica D Poe, Nena Danielle Posey, Aaron DeeMorris Posey, Jaleesa S Posey, Lakita Denise Posey, Mario Deandra Posey, Sherita Lashay Poteracki, Jeffrey Douglas Powell, Eric Tyler Purdy, Kathleen Elizabeth Pursell, Tallen James Raynard, Courtney Lynn Roberson, Takeisha Dominique Robinson, Erica Shaque Robinson Jr., Gary W Rogers, Sheron Rollo, Christine M Salster, Demie’ R M Samoranski, Kara Elizabeth Sanders, Arianna Shantiel Sawyer, Hayden Davis Shear, Jami Ashley Shepard, Kirakias Manwell Shepard, Shakitra T Shirley, Patrick Benjamin Sims, Cornelius Lee Singleton, Anna Irene Sipes, David Gregory Smith, Amanda Leann Smith, Christina M Smith, Christopher Ryan Smith, Jessica Lynn Smith, Joshua Steven Smith, Kimberly Danielle Smith, Matthew A Smith, Sierra Alexis

We’re Proud of You Class of 2009! BJ PRODUCE From

Norman Wilder Agent

89 VAUGHAN LANE, PELL CITY (NEXT TO WAL-MART)

2504 Stemley Rd. Pell City, Al

205-338-2329 We congratulate all the 2009 seniors!

(205) 884-1988

HAIR DESIGNS

by Holly 1st Timothy 4:12

“Hair Designs With You In Mind”

2212 Martin St. So. Pell City, AL 205-338-1776

HWY. 78 IN EDEN (Across from WFHK Radio Station)

(205) 338-1848 Owner - Holly Joiner

Welcome to a world of possibilities

BIBLE METHODIST GRADUATING CLASS OF 2009

Your diploma is your passport to a world of opportunity. We're proud of your accomplishments.

Congratulations, Seniors!

JUDGE PHIL SEAY ST. CLAIR COUNTY DISTRICT JUDGE

We are so proud of you graduates!

ROYAL FOODS of Alabama

The Following Merchants Would Like To Congratulate These High School Graduates

19th Street South,Pell City, AL

205-884-1040

LOGAN MARTIN VET CLINIC Larry L. Chasteen, DVM Katrina Hannah, DVM Congratulations All Graduates!

Hwy. 231 South, 1220 S. Martin, Pell City, AL (205) 884-3412

M

B

Metro Bank

SERVING YOU IN THESE LOCATIONS! From

I-20 CARPET WAREHOUSE & DESIGN CENTER 190 Old Coal City Rd.• Pell City 205-814-9883

Fresh Fruit And Vegetable Market

•Pell City •Ragland •Ashville •Lincoln •Moody •Southside •Heflin Coming Soon! Springville • Odenville

You hold the key to a world of opportunity!

With Top Honors On Graduation You worked so hard to make the grade and your time has finally come. Hope every second is a joyous one!

Solis, Mayra Spalding, Rebecca St John, Chasity Nicole Stevens, Brooks Stewart, Robert Tyler Streety, Katelynn Mikael Sullivan, Laura E Sullivan, Samuel Cody Sullivan, William Purvis Tan, Ted Tatum, Preston James (12) Taylor, Joseph Scott Thibault, Kayla Jean Thomas, Jimilicia Shauntal (12) Thomas, Korri Lynne Thomas, Robert Bradley (12) Threatt, Edmond Santago Threatt, Stavion (12) Tipton, Jeffery Scott Tomlin, Lydia Nadine Tucker, Ashley DeAnne Tucker, Corey Ryan Tucker, Paige Lynett Turner, Amanda P Wade, Marcus Wales, Jeremy Douglas Walker, Emily Anne Walker, Megan Emiley Wallace, Heather Michelle Warden, Ethan Lyle Watson, Jami Leanne Weaver, Eli Wesley West, Joseph Ethan Wheeler, Joshua David White, Brittany Rae White, Zachary Charles Whitlock, Ashley Nicole Wilkinson, David Grey Williamson, Collins Davis Wilson, Elliot Jordan Winfrey, Eugene Jackson Winslett, Michael Wayne Woodward, Trenton Montez Woolwine, Samuel Gaynon Wright, Nikki Lee

Commencement exercises May 21 7 p.m. Pete Rich Stadium

BAIN & COMPANY, P.C. Certified Public Accountants Would Like To Say "Congratulations To All Our Seniors" Gregory D. Bain, C.P.A. Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and Alabama Society of Certifed Public Accountants

#2 16th St. N. • Pell City, AL

205-884-2332

Graduates, We Wish You All The Best In The Future!

PELL CITY ANIMAL HOSPITAL and ANIMAL CRACKERS BOARDING & GROOMING

2718 Martin St. S., Cropwell, AL

205-884-4104

Fresh Catfish and Seafood

FAMILY RESTAURANT Hwy. 78 E. Riverside, AL 205-338-7420

TM

zerometh.com Richard Minor District Attorney, St. Clair County

[(' +-.%-"(',-(-!'"(+[%,,(755>  e’re proud of your W May you achieve all your life's ambitions achievement and would like to wish you health, success, Best Wishes Graduates! happiness, and prosperity!

Honoring The Class of 2009

KILGROE FUNERAL HOME

2219 Second Avenue North • Pell City, AL Mitch Bartee, Mgr.

Hwy. 231 S., Pell City

205/338-2202

Childersburg 17591 Plant Road (256) 378-5559 Sylacauga 255 James Payton Blvd (256) 245-7110 Chelsea Ste 190 Chelsea Corners (205) 678-3600 Pell City 2708 Stemley Bridge Rd. (205) 338-5401

www.coosapinesfcu.org Toll-free 800-237-9789


GRADUATION 2009

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Lincoln High School Kayla Shae Abbott Stacey Marie Abbott William Matthew Allred Jacob Douglas Badders Sasha Kayana Ball Randy Banard Brooks, Jr. Ashley Nicole Brown Destiney Nicole Burgess Blakely Suzannah Bussie Anthony Craig Butler Hilary Brooke Carroll Kristen Leigh-anne Cash Emily Elizabeth Chappell Aisha Monique Chatman Jonathon Tyler Cheek Patria Chantanez Clubreath Dannis Tyshawn Collins Lauren Elizabeth Conway Aimée Joy Coutu Dakota James Crow Joel Stephen Daurelle Annaka Rochelle Dulaney Pita Lamar Edwards Tamara Joy Elston Terry Lamont Elston Cordaryl Cleven Embry Joy Gabrielle Embry Destiny Shiree English Donald Christopher Farley Stanley Thomas Ford Ashleigh Morgan Fox Ashley Nickole George Jonathan Lee George Justin Derric George Charles Max Gobel Ferlicia Meche Gooden Brandon Lee Goodwin Andrea Danielle Gordy William Hunter Graham Bianca Shemera Green James Andrew Green Melissa Ann Greene Logan Brent Gulledge Megan Kristin Haisch Kimberly Michelle Hayne Stephen Blake Haynes Timothy Matthew Hester Jessica Brooke Hinton Bailey Carson Hogeland Brittany Jeanine Hosey Fantavia Reneice Howard Lance Alexander Howells Hakeem Tyrone Hoyt Tara Kristen Jennings Alanah Marie Johnson Rodney Joe Keeling David Allen Keene Chantal Denae Knight Carrie Michelle Lackey

Lincoln High School Class of 2009

Summa Cum Laudes at Lincoln High School are, from the left, Landon Turner, Blakely Bussie, Danielle Sims and Anne Tolene.

At right: Magna Cum Laudes at Lincoln High School are, from the left, Aimee Coutu, Melissa Greene, Hunter Graham, Danielle Gordy, John Talley, Marki Roberson, Brett Morrison, Tara Jennings, Blake Haynes, Lauren Conway, Tiger Williams, Tamara Elston, Noelle Sillmon, Ferlicia Gooden and Allison McDill (not pictured).

PELL CITY GRADUATING CLASS OF 2009

Sierra Yvonne Lackey Irving Franklin Lambert Joseph Lamar Lares Alexander Joshua Le Leah Michelle Lovell Robert Nathan Mann Shaniqua Antionette McCluney Allison Faye McDill Braxton Wesley McKay Jeremy Chad McKleroy Quinterrius Labrannon Miller Brittany Nicole Mitchell Donterrio Markez Montgomery Sharmaine Elaine Moore Chundranea Jaquce Morris Demarion Latrell Morris Robert Brett Morrison Tyler Blake Mullinax Myrina Elaine Norred Adam Russell Patterson Patrick Lee Pilkington Kawanis Laqweisha Powell Marki Nicole Roberson Dustin Shane Siegler Noelle Iman Sillmon Jeri Danielle Sims Kristin Michelle Smith Brittany Vershaun Smoot John Philip Talley Jordan Dominique Tarver Patrick Lee Tidwell Anne Marie Tolene Stanley Powell Tooley, Jr. Derek Wade Turner Timothy Landon Turner Rashad Darnell Welch Brittany Marie Whetstone Dennis Wayne Williams, Jr. Marshall Williams, Jr. Nathan Cole Williams Shuntoy Demetrius Wills LaJasmine Sadē Wilson Eric Andrew Woodle

Commencement exercises May 28 7 p.m. International Motorsports Hall of Fame

The Following Merchants Would Like To Congratulate These High School Graduates

We’re Proud of You Class of 2009! BJ PRODUCE From

89 VAUGHAN LANE, PELL CITY (NEXT TO WAL-MART)

205-338-2329 We congratulate all the 2009 seniors!

BAIN & COMPANY, P.C. Certified Public Accountants Would Like To Say "Congratulations To All Our Seniors" Gregory D. Bain, C.P.A. Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and Alabama Society of Certifed Public Accountants

#2 16th St. N. • Pell City, AL

205-884-2332

Fresh Catfish and Seafood

FAMILY RESTAURANT Hwy. 78 E. Riverside, AL 205-338-7420

M

B

Metro Bank

SERVING YOU IN THESE LOCATIONS!

•Pell City •Ragland •Ashville •Lincoln •Moody •Southside •Heflin Coming Soon! Springville • Odenville

You hold the key to a world of opportunity!

Norman Wilder Agent 2504 Stemley Rd. Pell City, Al

(205) 884-1988

HAIR DESIGNS

by Holly 1st Timothy 4:12

“Hair Designs With You In Mind” HWY. 78 IN EDEN (Across from WFHK Radio Station)

(205) 338-1848 Owner - Holly Joiner

Welcome to a world of possibilities Your diploma is your passport to a world of opportunity. We're proud of your accomplishments.

Congratulations, Seniors!

JUDGE PHIL SEAY

Graduates, We Wish You All The Best In The Future!

PELL CITY ANIMAL HOSPITAL and ANIMAL CRACKERS BOARDING & GROOMING

With Top Honors On Graduation You worked so hard to make the grade and your time has finally come. Hope every second is a joyous one!

We are so proud of you graduates!

ROYAL FOODS of Alabama

19th Street South,Pell City, AL

205-884-4104

205-884-1040

TM

Larry L. Chasteen, DVM Katrina Hannah, DVM Hwy. 231 South, 1220 S. Martin, Pell City, AL (205) 884-3412

2212 Martin St. So. Pell City, AL 205-338-1776

2718 Martin St. S., Cropwell, AL

LOGAN MARTIN VET CLINIC Congratulations All Graduates!

Fresh Fruit And Vegetable Market

From

zerometh.com Richard Minor District Attorney, St. Clair County

I-20 CARPET WAREHOUSE & DESIGN CENTER 190 Old Coal City Rd.• Pell City 205-814-9883

[(' +-.%-"(',-(-!'"(+[%,,(755>  e’re proud of your W May you achieve all your life's ambitions achievement and would like to Best Wishes Graduates! wish you health, success,

Honoring The Class of 2009

happiness, and prosperity!

KILGROE FUNERAL HOME

2219 Second Avenue North • Pell City, AL Mitch Bartee, Mgr.

Hwy. 231 S., Pell City

205/338-2202

Childersburg 17591 Plant Road (256) 378-5559 Sylacauga 255 James Payton Blvd (256) 245-7110 Chelsea Ste 190 Chelsea Corners (205) 678-3600 Pell City 2708 Stemley Bridge Rd. (205) 338-5401

www.coosapinesfcu.org Toll-free 800-237-9789


GRADUATION 2009

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Talladega High School Destiny Le’Sha Adams Britney Andrea Allen Whitney Adrienne Allen Emilie Claire Ardis Bruce Wayne Armstrong Jr. Quenterius Jamar Armstrong Jordan Lendrick Ashley Erin Denard Barclay Andrew Terry Barksdale Jennifer J. Barron Jamilya Marie Borden Brentt Michael Bradley Colton Blake Brown Darius Jacoby Brown Jennifer Nicole Burk Austin Wesley Burke Caitlyn Rae Carr Ashia Corinn Castleberry Ashley Caray Castleberry Jalisa Shanelle Chatman Quintavius Torrez Chatman Rytavious O’Neal Chatman Zachary Jerrel Cheeks Christopher Spencer Collins Kendall Paige Cook Shalerika Bre’Ann Cook Jeremy Davis Corn Mykael Antron Craddieth Davey Ann Culp Aaron Javon Cunningham Bethany Darnell Cunningham Ashlee Nicole Curry Chase Jamal Curry Katisal Darlene Curry Kennon D’Quarius Curry Zabrina Shelday Curry Preston Drew Daniel Cecil Alexander Dates Jason Philip Davis Jasmine Jere’ Dickerson Precious L. Hope Dickerson Martika Sade Duncan Bobbi Rae Dunn Ariel Shantece Dye Auburn Nicole Edwards Jasmine Shamire Estelle Gereka Zontay Ford Andrew Reed Gambrell Cedric Lynn Garrett Shaundora Nicole Garrett Tykundra Terrencea Garrett Nicholaus Jarrod Gaston Joe Wilburn Germany III Jacoby Lamar Gooden Arnold Greene Lyntavious Shamar Green Corey Langley Griffin April Renae Groce Kasey J. Grogan Taylor Cooper Gurley Terri Thomas Haley Brittany Michelle Hall Brad D’Anthony Hammonds Kenneth Dylan Halpin James Blake Hardy Jacquilla Chantal Hauser Theodore Roderick Hendrix II Angelica Sarda Holtzclaw Kayla Ann Horn Tabatha Lee Hubbard Mallori Kay Hudgins

Devan Ann Huffaker Mahogani Kerrese Hunter Alyse Darrielle Isbell Anisha Patrice Jackson Jessica Nicole Jemison Marta Gerod Jemison Brandie Lee Johnson Cenita Johnson Ebony La’Chelle Jones Robert Patrick Jones Santuan V. Jones Cornelius Lamar Jordan Ricardo S. Joseph Dartidria Shardae Keith Paris LaShaun Keith Treacyuna Co’rne Keith Mateshia Lafaye Kelly Walter Lyndell Knight Kayla Diane Lackey Bernardo Matos Thomas Sherman McDonald

Chasity Latrese McKenzie Trevoris Montrell McKenzie Gabrielle Necole McKinney Jessica Tierra Merritt Frederica Shanae Miller Tyeshia Rayshaun Miller Mary Faith Elizabeth Mock Jessica Shelagh Moore Kimberly S. Moore Jasmine Shardae Morris Macon Tyler Munroe Meagan Brooke Nixon Kendra Jacquise O’Neal Ashley Lauren Paris Holli Alexandria Patterson Kayla Danielle Patterson Kori Michelle Patterson Jonathan Ryan Pettus Danesha Davine Phillips Heather Nicole Ponder Mark Allen Pool Mercedes Nicole Ragland Timothy Lamar Ragland Brittany Michelle Reeves Kymisha MaChel’le Reynolds Symethia Sashae Reynolds LaGregory Ra’Shaad Riggins Jessica La’Shaun Robinson Amber Nicole Rogers Bianca Tiara Scales Brad Trentareyton Scales Synetra Jeanae Scales Iesha Shanae Scott Jessica Shay Shaw Brandi Nashae’ Shepherd Jeremy Lamar Simmons Stephanie Sheree Simmonetti Gabrielle NiCole Sims Lamelvin Jantes Sims Andrew Tyler Smith Antionette Lasha Smoot Katherine Amelia Stephens Terah Michelle Stockdale William Joseph Strickland Delaurio Montez’ Suttle Sharayla Danielle Swain Mark Scott Thompson Vincent Izaac-damian

Talladega High School Class of 2009

Top Students

Thompson Chantelle Monique Tuck Clifford Darnell Tuck

Kiarra Sankori Twyman Kelvin Twymon Jr. Jasmine Cherise Vannoy Nathaniel Luke Walker Timothy Allan Warner Elizabeth Anne Watkins Shameca Disha Welch Caleb Edward Wetuski Amber Elaine White Rymeshia Danielle Williams Norian LaRose Wilson Shantanique Da’Nae Wilson Toressia Dajoun Woodgett Richard Cody Woods Shontavious Maricea Wright

Commencement exercises May 28 7 p.m. Harwell Auditorium Guest speaker: Dr. Condoleezza Rice Baccalaureate service Sunday, May 24, 4 p.m. First Baptist Church Guest speaker: Pastor Barbara Embry

Tied for No. 2

No. 1 Jason Phillip Davis is the son of Cay Davis and the late Dr. Ben Davis of Talladega Grandparents are Catherine and Phil Smith and the Rev. Bill Davis of Talladega Awards and honors are A Honor Roll, Who’s Who Among High School Students, voted Most Likely to Succeed. Clubs and extracurricular activities are National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, FBLA, FCS, Spanish Club Band for 2005-2006 and soccer 2005-2009 Jason plans to major in pre-business at Auburn University. He has accept-

Jason Phillip Davis

ed the Auburn University Advancement and Board of Trustees scholarships.

Tied for No. 1

Grandparents are Sue and Jerry Hutton and Wren and Julie Munroe all of Talladega

Awards and honors are defensive MVP in soccer, coach’s award in football, principal’s award, best all around, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta

Anisha Patrice Jackson

in the fall of 2009. She will major in biology with a minor in chemistry. After receiving a bachelor’s degree at JSU, she plans to transfer to University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) and study under the field of dentistry. She received a scholarship from Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship Foundation Inc. of Talladega/ Sylacauga.

These Merchants Would Like To Congratulate The Graduating Class Of 2009 209 W. Spring Street, Suite 200 Sylacauga, AL 35150 Phone (256) 245-5241 Ext. 216 Fax (256) 245-0194

Best of Luck Class of 2009

Macon Munroe is the son of Mitch and Kim Munroe of Talladega

Anisha Patrice Jackson is the daughter of Paul and Alicia Jackson of Talladega Grandparents are Leonard and Jonnietta Jackson of Munford and the late Munroe and Johnnie Mae Jackson of Talladega Awards and honors are A Honor Roll, Who’s Who Among High School Students and voted Most Likely to Succeed, The United States Achievement Academy “Who’s Who in Minority Leadership” Clubs and organizations are Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), vice president of STAR events, National Honor Society Secretary, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Spanish Club, Mu Alpha Theta Sporting activities included band from 2005-2007 and dance line from 2005-2007 Anisha plans to attend Jacksonville State University

Macon Munroe

Congratulations,

FAYETTEVILLE SENIORS

Clubs and extracurricular activities included FFA, FCS, soccer, football

Macon plans to attend Auburn University and major in architecture. He received the leadership scholarship, achievement scholarship and advancement scholarship

157 students graduating

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Pharmacists/Owners: Danny R. Johnson & Jacob Johnson

Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2009!



“Congratulations Class of 2009”

Childersburg Sylacauga Chelsea Pell City

Allen Oil Company of Sylacauga, Inc. www.coosapinesfcu.org

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Good Luck Class of 2009

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Congratulations Class of 2009

aqu WE ACCEPT FOOD STAMPS

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Congratulations Class of 2009

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GRADUATION 2009

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Winterboro High School Brandy Michelle Aldridge Megan Ryan Banks Jazmin Nicole Barclay Benjamin Earl Barnes Christopher Michael Beasley JR Brittany Shandale Britton Lenquez Dante’ Cook Brent Miquane Curry Christopher Donta Curry Linkelby Dontavius Curry Amanda Gail Duncan Derrick Steven Franks Jessica Renae Garrett Kelsie Shamese Garrett Rodney Hakeem Glover Grover Lee Harvell Robert Earl Horn III Darrelisha Kay Horton Stephanie Ann Howell Heather Kayla Hunter

Mar’Terrian Leonta Hutchinson Ashley Denise Lindsey Kalan Brian Matthews Christopher Laterrence McElrath Rontavius Deon McGhee Tekenya Jamia McGhee Travia Jimeese Mills Michael Walter Nadolski Demetrius Lamar Nicks Heather Nichole Patterson Kayla Marie Phillips Gwendolyn Michelle Pickens Denise Lois Ross Joshua David Tinsley Demarcus Ramon Twyman Ashley Breanne Wideman

Top 10 Students Heather Nichole Patterson Rodney Hakeem Glover Ashley Breanna Wideman Robert Earl Horn III Ashley Denise Lindsey Tekenya Jamia McGhee Grover Lee Harvell Brittany Shandale Britton Kalan Brian Matthews Christopher Michael Beasley

Winterboro High School Class of 2009

Commencement exercises May 28 7 p.m. Winterboro High Auditorium Heather Patterson Summa Cum Laude

Rodney Glover Magna Cum Laude

Get Caught Up In The Excitement

Ashley Wideman Magna Cum Laude

Coosa Valley Academy Thomas Brandon Batchelor Kaitlin Taylor Bowling Mary Lauren Brasher Justin Wade Chain Wu Ziang Chen Amber Rose Church Cortney Lashea Davis Shelby Lynne Dowdy Ashley Brooke Green Candice Bethany Hardwick Miranda Paige Hoagland Christopher Lee Holcombe Alexandria Meshea Hurston Robert Whit Lovelady II Eric David McLain Jr. Jarvis Bryant Ripley Casey Lee Shelnutt Robert Zachery Simpkins Elise Danielle Smith Kayla Breanne Snyder Emily Megan Spages Michael Howard Sylestine Tyler Fleming Wood

Commencement exercises May 21 7 p.m. Don Green Rebel Stadium Guest speaker: Tom Garrett

Wu Ziang Chen Salutatorian

Now You Can Register On The Web!

REGISTER TODAY! Jarvis Bryant Ripley Valedictorian

Come visit and tour our three campus locations in Alexander City, Childersburg or Talladega!

1-800-643-2657 www.cacc.cc.al.us Coosa Valley Academy Class of 2009

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Munford High School Armbrester, Lucas Scott Arthur, Angelica Lee Ashford, James Lee Ashford, Tyrickus Kadeem Bales, Aneisha Lee Banks, Amber Nichole Barnett, Rachel Ann Baxter, Tarice Vanae Bolton, Bradley Quintavious Boyd, Shanika Shardae’ Bradford, Jamaal Lamarc Carlisle, Dextavious Raynard Carter, Keisha Sario Clement, Ashlee Marie Cochran, Anthony Lee Coker, Caitlin Rae Cosby, Courtney Rhae Cox, Amanda Michelle Craven, Perry Michael Crook, Lesha Desiree’ Crow, Amanda Brooke Crowe, Camaran Shea Cunningham, Shavon Nichelle Curry, Janesha Terre’ Curry, Kendra Reshea Curry, Timothy Terrell Jr. Davis, Jarvis Dial, Celeste Alicia Dustin, Kadi Danielle Elston, Jessica Elaine Elston, Kashiri Junae Foshee, Amanda Dawn Foster, James Andrew Goodwin, Andrea Celeste Goodwin, Kaitlin Grace Green, Amanda H Gunter, Avery Lynn

Henley, Christopher Lamar Henry, Brittany Laine Hiett, Zachary W Hill, Angelica Renee Holcombe, Drakkar Ramon Horn, April Renee Horn, Donald Brent Howell, Mydezdrian Ja’Vierre Hughes, John Thomas Jones, Ashley Jones, Christopher Alexander Keefover, Joseph Michael Kelley, Tiffany Michelle Lackey, Shanea Lynn Langley, Laura Suzanne Lawson, Dextavious Quin’ta Lipham, Gregory Chase Martin, Anthony Colton Matthews, Jordan Blake Maxwell, Brandon Rushuan McKinney, Gabriel Devoy Moore, Brandon Dantavious Mosley, Ashley Latrese Mosley, Edward Martez Oglesby, Cody Matthew Parker, Montrel Dewayne Peach, Haley Sue Pearson, Justin Matthew Porter, Katherine Aleah Richardson, Leandra Nicole Ruiz, Deanna Jean Sears, Melissa Brooke

Sistrunk, Stantavious Devon Smith, Angel Annette Smith, Judy Lynn Smith, Laken Rebekah Smith, Tyrone O’Neil Stephens, Philip Lee Strickland, Kelsey Elizabeth Stringfellow, Maegan Nicole Taylorson, James Patrick Thomas, Jasmine Michelle Thrower, Kayla Marie Thrower, Tiffany Brooke Turner, Joseph Shane Warren, Jon Roland Watson, Dalton James Welch, Kayla Linette Welcher, Christopher Kyle White, DeAnna Rae Whitten, Samantha Leigh Wright, Brittany Rene Young, Kara Raye

Munford High School Class of 2009 At right: Summa Cum Laude graduates are, from the left, Shanika Boyd, Deanna Ruiz, Brooke Sears and Lucas Armbrester

Commencement exercises May 28, 7 p.m. Weather permitting: Old football field or Munford High Gym

Congratulations Class Of 2009 MICHAEL SHAVERS, JR. Childersburg High School Congratulations - I’m proud of you! Love, Your Mother - Loretta

JESSICA SHELAGH MOORE Talladega High School We’re proud of you! Mom & Dad

AARON D. POSEY Pell City High School AUSTIN PITTS

You’ve done great! Love, Mom & Dad

HOUSTON ELEMENTARY Love, Mom, Dad & Nick

2009 PURVIS GARRETT Childersburg High School

CARLA HALE B.B. Comer High School

ERICKA BORDEN B.B. Comer High School

We’re proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, Antwan and Tasha

We’re proud of you! Love, Mom & Dad

We’re proud of you! Love, Mom & Dad BRANDEN J. GADDIS

MEAGAN GOINS

JERMAINE HUGULEY Sycamore School Congratulations Jermaine! We love you, Mom and Grandmom

KAYLA HARMON Stemley Elementary School We’re proud of you! Love, Your Family

LEE HIGH SCHOOL Grandaddy & Granmom

TREVON SCOTT Lincoln Elementary School

2009

Moving on up - Congratulations! Love you, Mom (Lakeeta), Grandparents & Family

BRADEN O’BARR WALTER M. KENNEDY Good Job! Love, Mom & Dad

MARLEY WESSON Fayetteville School SHANIKA BOYD

AUSTIN MURPHY

MUNFORD HIGH SCHOOL Love, Tracy Boyd & Levi Holton

BUSY BEE DAY CARE Love, Your Family

2009

2009

TALLADEGA HIGH SCHOOL Mom, Dad & Bitrell

2009

Jordan Love, Mom, Bud, Ma, Dawalt , Wallice and Seth

MICHELLE JONES

Congratulations

Jessica Harbin Way to go!! Love, Aunt Susie, Carrie, Joni, & Emma

Congratulations

Grover Lee & Brandy Harvell We’re proud of you! Mom, Dad, Moma, Zach & Elisabeth

CHRISTOPHER GRAYSON

NORTHFIELD ELEMENTARY Grandmom Louise

INDIAN VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Love, Mom

2009

2009

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2009!

IESHA SHANAE SCOTT

Congratulations & God Bless. We’re so proud of you,

We Love You Punkin - Mommy & Daddy, Makayla, Maggie, Mamaw & Papaw Mason, Grammy & Mamaw & Papaw Wesson & Granny Bassett

2009

Michael Bowman Clay County We’re Proud of You! Love, Mom, Dad, Sister & Brother

RYAN MURPHY INDIAN VALLEY Love, Your Family

2009 ` SHAMAR TREVON SWAIN STEMLEY ROAD ELEMENTARY Love, Your Family

2009

Mommy, I love you. You’re Great! Love, Camille

ASIA TURNER PRECIOUS ANGELS DAYCARE Love, Mom & Dad

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Victory Christian High School AUBREY BACUS DANIEL CARLISLE JENNACA CARLISLE ASHLEE DAFFRON SHAE DURHAM LEE FERRELL JESSICA HICKERSON

BRIANNA HOPKINS

SETH OWENS HANNAH ROBINSON

SKYLER JORDAN SHERRIE KNIGHT LINDSEY MAYO CALEB MURRAY ASHLEY O’REAR

MITCHELL TOOMBS DAVID UNDERWOOD JOSEPH WHEELER JORDAN WOOD

Commencement exercises May 19 Victory Christian Center Auditorum Guest speaker: David Weir Hannah Robinson Valedictorian

Lee Ferrell Salutatorian

Victory Christian High School Class of 2009

Finding the right college big choice for parents, children (MS) — While a fresh crop of high school graduates is set to walk across the stage at high school commencement ceremonies across the country, for the many students about to become high school seniors now is an important

time to start thinking ahead. That’s because the college application process is about to begin. Choosing a college is a big choice for parents and children alike. For parents, it’s a financial commitment they’ve

likely been preparing to make since the day their child was born. For kids, it’s more than likely the biggest decision they’ve ever faced. Before the process begins, consider the following tips for choosing

the right college. · Consider a possible career path. Most 18-year-olds have no idea what they might want to do for a living, and that’s perfectly fine. When looking at colleges, kids should look at all of the programs

they offer, and make a list of the programs that most interest them. This isn’t choosing a career (as many students change majors while in college), but rather doing some preliminary research about what you may want to study.

For students who really have no idea what they might want to study, consider applying to a larger state school, as those often offer the most programs of study, meaning a student See College, Page 16

Congratulations Class Of 2009 JENNIFER BURK Talladega High School

AMANDA GREEN Munford High School

We’re proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad & Brittany

We’re proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, Bo, Ashley, Adamm, Jon Wesley

LUCAS SCOTT ARMBRESTER Munford High School We’re proud of you Luke graduating Suma Cum Laude Love, Mom, Dad, Lance & Tara

TOM MCDONALD TALLADEGA HIGH SCHOOL We Love You! Mama, Daddy & Everyone Else

2009 GEREKA ZONTAY FORD Talladega High School We’re proud of you! May God Bless You! Love, Mom & Dad

AARON “BEEFY” JONES Clay Co. High School From start to finish you’ve done great! Now we can really celebrate - NaNa & PawPaw Jones

BRITTANY RENE` WRIGHT Munford High School We’re proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad & Luke KALYN GRIFFIN R.L. YOUNG Love, Mom, Dad, “Daton”, Maw Maw & Paw Paw

JESSICA SHAW Talladega High School

MAHOGANI HUNTER Talladega High School

MYKAEL CRADDIETH Talladega High School

It’s all about you today! I’m very proud of you. Love, Mom

Congratulations, You Made It! Love, Mom, Grandma & Granpa

We’re proud of you! Love, Mom, Brother & Grandmom

HEATHER NICOLE PONDER Talladega High School

CODY WOODS Talladega High School

Congratulations Princess! Love you, Mom, Dad, Nana, PawPaw, Granny & GrandPaw

We’re so proud of you! Love, Your Family

I am so proud of you & all of your accomplishments! I love you, Mom

DEANNA RAE WHITE Munford High School

TESSA KELLEY Fayetteville High School 2009

BRITTANY VINCENT Sylacauga High School

We are so proud of you! We Love You! Go Lady Chargers - Grandma & Pop

You are our Miracle - We love you! Mom, Mark, Brett & Payton

I am proud of you! Love, Mom

ALEXI Mnt. Laurel

CHRISTIAN TWYMON

SYNETRA JEANAE SCALES

INDIAN VALLEY ELEMENTARY Love, Mom, Dad & Conner

TALLADEGA HIGH SCHOOL Mom, Dad & B.J.

2009

2009

JULIAN ESTELLE “JEW-JEW”

DEMETRIUS NICKS

ELIZABETH

2009

WINSTON C. ROBINSON B.B. COMER KINDERGARTEN Love, Mom, Dad, Cain, Nanny & Papa

2009

ANNA GRACE JONES 1ST BAPTIST C.D.C. Love, Nonna & PawPaw

2009

BRANDON GOODWIN

T.C.C.H. Love, Mom

WINTERBORO HIGH SCHOOL Congratulations Mechie Mom, Dad, Ashley & Kayla

BUSY BEE DAYCARE Love, Daddy

LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL We’re Proud of You! Love, Your Family

2009

2009

2009

2009

WILLIAM JACOREY CARTER B.B. COMER HIGH SCHOOL Congratulations! Love, Mom & Dad

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Fayetteville High School

Colleges From Page 15

won’t have to transfer once they do decide on a course of study. • Make a list of what you want out of a school. For some kids, going to school too far away from home is a frightening prospect, while others might embrace the freedom. Also, schools vary greatly depending on the size of the college. Some students might prefer a smaller, more close-knit college community, while others might prefer a larger school with more students. Students should make a list of what their personal preferences are and seek out schools that match those preferences. • Discuss finances. Thanks to the ever-increasing costs associated with higher education, finances figure heavily into the college decision. While parents would love to send their children to their first choices, sometimes finances mandate otherwise. Parents and children should discuss how much they can afford to spend, and how realistic some college choices might be. While financial aid and scholarships are options, they aren’t always enough to cover tuition and room and board costs. Rather than risk a heated argument when it comes time to make a decision, parents and children should get on the same page with respect to what’s affordable as soon as possible.

Barrand, Jacob Lane Bourgeois, Lani Marie Brasher, Savannah Rae Brown, Shelby Leigh Bryant, Katherine Nicole Butler, James Cody Clardy, Duncan Myles Craft, Devon Nicole Crook, Melissa Anne Crowe, Cassandra Lynn Edwards, Alex Steven Fulmer, Kevin Adam Gamble, Stephen Lynn Green, Lauren Elizabeth Growden, Michael Francis Goins, Colby Edwin Harbin, Jessica Megan Huntley, Lashaun DeMaro Huntley, Selecca Neishay Isbell, Angela Ann Kelley, Tessa Renae King, Justin Cordell Langley, Darren Lynn Lawson, Billy Jarel Lee, Miranda Charmelle Lovett, Bradley Keith Maddox, Clinton Bruce Martin, Colbi Lenora McClellan, Ashleigh Nicole McKemie, Lindsey Jordan Patrick, Derek Blain Pelfrey, Dakota Mize Pennington, Joshua Drannen Peters, Andrew Kevin Jr. Piper, John Hopkins Ricks, Anna Marie Ridley, Brian Matthew Sanders, Perry Angelo Jr. Shaw, Cameron Carlisle Slay, Chelsea Lynn Smith, Alexandra Denise Spates, Lauren Nicole Taylor, Sarah Ruth Vanzant, Justin Mark Voce, Samantha Louise Watkins, Cheston Dwayne Whitehead, Cayla Brook

Fayetteville High School Class of 2009

Commencement exercises: May 18, 7 p.m. Farmlinks Field Baccalaureate service: May 24, 11 a.m. Russell Chapel Baptist Church Lunch following thanks to area churches

Bible Methodist Christian School Commencement exercises Friday May 29 7 p.m. Agan Tabernacle

At left: Top scholars at Bible Methodist Christian School are Amber St. John and Jac Crawford.

At right: Five seniors are graduating this year from Bible Methodist Christian School. They are, standing, from the left, Jac Crawford and Ryan Crotts, and, sitting, Kendra Swindeall, Haley Higginbotham and Amber St. John.

These Merchants Would Like To Congratulate The Graduating Class Of 2009 209 W. Spring Street, Suite 200 Sylacauga, AL 35150 Phone (256) 245-5241 Ext. 216 Fax (256) 245-0194

Best of Luck Class of 2009

Congratulations,

B.B COMER SENIORS

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Best Wishes To All Our Graduates

Marble City Pharmacy 264 W. Fort Williams Street Ogletree Plaza • Sylacauga, AL Phone 256-245-4446 Pharmacy Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m.; Satunday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Pharmacists/Owners: Danny R. Johnson & Jacob Johnson

Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2009!



Childersburg Sylacauga Chelsea Pell City

Now In Our 60th Year WE ARE THE MORTGAGE LENDER 126 North Norton Ave. 301 West North St. 256-245-4365 256-362-6101 Sylacauga Talladega www.southfirst.com Member FDIC

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Good Luck Class of 2009

“Congratulations Class of 2009”

369 James Payton Blvd.,Sylacauga, AL Talladega 315-2459 Sylacauga 245-2870 Childersburg 378-7838

Allen Oil Company of Sylacauga, Inc. 1251 Old Birmingham Hwy. P.O. Drawer 328, Sylacauga, AL 35150 • 205-245-5478

Congratulations Class of 2009

aqu WE ACCEPT FOOD STAMPS

The Face You Know! The Name You Trust!

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Best Wishes Class of 2009

Congratulations Class of 2009

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Best Wishes Class of 2009

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Ragland High School At right, top and bottom photos: Members of the Ragland High School Senior Class 2009 are Cory Alverson, Shelby Boswell, Tyler Bowlin, Jea’n Luc Brewster, Kris Brewster, Samantha Brewster, Sam Brewster, Jameil Brock, Cadet Byers, JT Caldwell, Clint Campbell, Sandy Campbell, Cherise Cowser, Brittney Donaldson, Ethan Ellington, Marcus Embry, Grace Riggins, Devon Riggins, Scottie Hardy, Camden Higginbotham, Eli Honeycutt, Nick Kay, Corey Looney, Kesha Looney, Blake McGuffie, Brittany McKinney, Tesla Medders, Josh Morrow, Talor Pettit, Blake Phillips, Joe Phillips, Seth Poe, Mason Sanders, Lela Sandlin, Wesley St. John, Billy Tollison, Brandon Trammell, Shawn Trammell and Ashleigh Turnes

The Top 10 seniors for Ragland High School’s Class of 2009 are Scottie Hardy, JT Caldwell, Nick Kay, Shelby Boswell, Grace Riggins, Samantha Brewster, Lauren George, Cadet Byers, Cory Alverson and Brittany McKinney

Congratulations Class of

2009

Congratulations Seniors Congratulations Congratulations Graduates! to all Seniors in the Lincoln T HE F IRST N ATIONAL B ANK Class of 2009 Pharmacy, Inc.

Congratulations to all area graduating Seniors! Locally owned and operated

Congratulations Class of 2009 Clark’s Insurance Center 106 S. Court Sq. Talladega

256-362-3548

Congratulations Class of 2009 from A & M Clothing

PELL CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY 110 32nd St. No. • Pell City

205-338-7012

OF TALLADEGA FIRST • FAST • FRIENDLY www.fnbtalladega.com

256-362-2334 Talladega - Lincoln - Munford Member FDIC

Talladega High School

Class of 2009

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Congratulations 2009 Graduates! Best Wishes from

The Daily Home

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821 East Battle St. • Talladega

256-249-9620

338-1443

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Congratulations Class of 2009!

HARRISON ESTATES APARTMENTS

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16th Ave. South Pell City, AL 35128

205-338-1848

20 Mineral Springs Rd., Pell City Across from WFHK

Congratulations Class of 2009 Congratulations to: Whitney Gray Brittanie Humphries Kelsey Farr Ashley Tucker and all Seniors

Congratulations To All RIVERBEND Area Graduating Seniors WATERFRONT APTS M

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Congratulations Seniors!!! WATSON Computers, Inc. 89 Vaughan Lane PELL CITY (Next To Walmart)

900 Brookhill Circle Pell City, AL 35125

205-814-0800 Congratulations Class of 2009!

Congratulations Class of 2009 from The Daily Home

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Congratulations Class of 2009

1711 1st Ave. S. Pell City, AL 35125

Congratulations Class of 2009

Class of 2009!

205-338-4821 OR 1-800-547-6033 Kathy Hathcock Cell Phone: 965-3114

Jeff Wyatt Cell Phone: 365-0235

Congratulations Class of 2009!

41301 U.S. Hwy. 280 Sylacauga • 256-245-0356

310 Battle St. Talladega 256-362-6632

Store Manager - Keith Mock

Pell City Flower & Gift Shop Now In Our 60th Year We ARE the Mortgage Lender. Member FDIC

258 W. Ft. Williams, Sylacauga (256) 249-8412 501 Davis Loop, Oxford (256) 831-3995

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Class of 2009!

Sycamore Reliable Baptist Transmission Congratulations Church 111 Broome St.

205-338-7420

SUPERCENTER

Cooling

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Riverside, Alabama

WAL★MART WAITES TIRE &

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ALLEN SERVICE COMPANY

FAMILY RESTAURANT

Congratulations Class of 2009 USREY FUNERAL HOME “WE HAVE THE KEY TO SET YOU FREE” 516 North St. East “EASY”

126 North Norton Ave. • Sylacauga (256) 245-4365 301 West North St. • Talladega (256) 362-6101

“We Make House Calls For Computers.”

Congratulations Class of 2009!

Talladega • 256-761-1220

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Getting a good job in a questionable economy It takes persistence, a willingness to try new things With graduation fast approaching for many of the nation’s young people, the questionable economy is no doubt a concern for the hundreds of thousands of soonto-be-minted grads about to enter the job market. And with many economists and other prognosticators predicting the economy won’t bounce back until 2010, such trepidation is completely understandable. While the current job market is less than ideal, prospective grads should recognize there’s nothing they can do to improve the job market. There are, however, a handful of things those about to enter the work force can do improve their standing. It just takes some persistence and some willingness to try new things in an effort to get

that first job. • Seek internships. While it’s common to associate internships with undergraduates, in the current economy grads should be willing to take anything that can help them get their foot in the door. An internship offers an insider’s view to a company and a field of work, allowing interns to get a better grasp of how a given business works and what they can bring to such a business. Such a view from inside could help new graduates in an interview down the road when being considered for a full-time position. With unemployment rates so high, internship opportunities, though unpaid, could be on the rise, as companies seek help to meet customer demands with smaller staffs. And with the economy wide-

ly expected to bounce back in 2010, interns could be among the first to get job offers once the economy does take a turn for the better. • Go the extra mile. When sending a resume, especially in the current economy, you run the very real risk of being among thousands of applicants. Simply sending the bare minimum won’t make you stand out and will likely land your resume in a human resource department’s scrap heap. When responding to an ad, rather than sending out a form letter and resume, tailor each depending on the prospective employer. Other materials, such as writing samples for writing-based jobs or design samples (professional or from class) for graphic design positions, can

be included as well to help you stand out from the rest. • Network. Networking can be difficult, particularly for recent graduates, but many people end up finding work through word of mouth from friends, family members or business associates of parents or even professors. Those about to enter the job market should use their school’s alumni network to the fullest of their advantage. Also, discussing a job search with university advisors can be a good way to gain perspective on job hunts, such as how past students might have found jobs. When looking for a job, it never hurts recent graduates to discuss the search with as many people as possible. One never knows from where their next opportunity might come.

Gadsden State students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa chapters The Phi Theta Kappa chapters of Gadsden State Community College recently held an Induction Ceremony at Wallace Hall on the Wallace Drive Campus in Gadsden. The three chapters are Beta Beta Eta (McClellan Center), Beta Delta Rho (Ayers Campus) and Rho Rho (Gadsden). Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average to join, and maintain a 3.0 during their membership. Students inducted are: Ashville: Sandy Browning, Kimberly Harrison, Ashley Pruitt Dearmanville: Amanda Florence Eastaboga: Ursula Ganato, Marivia Kirk

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Essay tips for high school juniors As a host of current high school seniors are readying themselves to don a cap and gown and walk across a graduation stage to accept their diplomas, an entirely new class of would-be seniors is waiting in the wings to take their place atop the high school food chain. While ruling the social roost is often the one thing would-be seniors most anxiously anticipate, there’s also a lot of work ahead in the coming months for current high school juniors. Perhaps no task is more important for current juniors

than deciding where to apply to college, and how to make those applications the best they can possibly be. Of particular importance is the college essay, where prospective college students set themselves apart by writing thoughtfully and in a way that compels an admissions board to look at them as serious candidates for admission to a given university. When writing a college essay, today’s juniors should remember the following. • Keep things personal: An effective college essay will let an admissions board understand who you are,

as opposed to what you’ve done. Your activities list and high school transcripts will let them know what you’ve done, but an effective essay should give them a glimpse of who you are as a person. • Be specific: Being specific doesn’t necessarily mean you need to write things like, “I want to go to medical school to study orthopedic surgery.” Most high school juniors have no idea what they want to be. However, you can be specific about what you hope to gain from college, as opposed to using predictable cliches such as, “I hope to have a great experience.”

• Don’t make an essay into a resume: Too often, college applicants use their essays as a means to recite their high school resume. Rather than repeating items that are included elsewhere in the application, use the essay as a chance to explain how your resume has helped mold you into the person you are today and how this makes you a viable candidate for admissions. For example, rather than simply saying, “I played varsity baseball for three seasons,” say, “My experience playing varsity baseball taught me to work well with others and contribute to goals that were bigger than myself.”

Education

EDUCATION

Student debt is increasing (MS) — According to the Project on Student Debt, the average student loan debt increased by 8 percent from 2005 to 2006. For a student who graduated in 2006, that equated to roughly $21,000 of student loan debt upon graduation. Graduates from schools in Washington, D.C., faced the highest average debt with nearly $28,000 owed upon graduation. On the opposite end of the spectrum, students who graduated from institutions in Hawaii accumulated the lowest average debt at less than $12,000. While there are no concrete reasons for the disparity between those figures, the latter might be due to the high amount of in-state students who attend schools in

Hawaii, as tuition for in-state students is often far less than that for out-of-state. Since Hawaii is so far away from the mainland United States, more students are inclined to stay in-state as they further their education beyond secondary school. Also of note is the disproportionate number of New England states on the highest average debt list (New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut follow D.C. on the highest average debt list). That is no doubt due to the region’s higher proportion of private schools, where tuition is typically higher than instate schools. Whereas the number of private schools nationally is 66 percent, that figure rises considerably to 81 percent in New England.

Jacksonville State University UNDERGRADUATE Clay County Ashland: Justin Gravette, Summa Cum Laude Special Honors In Biology Daniel Hutchison, Special Honors In Psychology Lineville: Scott Benefield; Amanda Henderson; Chad Wilkinson Talladega: Jerrie Shirey Shelby County Vincent: Tiffany Webster St. Clair County Ashville: Jonathan Hamilton; Heather Jester; Benjamin Rankin, Honors In Major 1; William Davis, Magna Cum Laude Special Honors In Political Science Odenville: Lindsey Burnett; Brittany Mabe, Cum Laude Special Honors In Family and Consumer Sciences; Brittany Satterfield Pell City: Joe Barnwell; Ellanor Garrett, Cum Laude Special Honors In Elementary Education; Kimberly Gossett; Billy Hopkins, Cum Laude Special Honors In Elementary Education; Amy Moore; Corey Newton, Cum Laude Special Honors In Music; Kimberly Osborne; Ronald Walker, Cum Laude Special Honors In Marketing Ragland: Sharon Looney; Derrick Smith; Denise Edge Riverside: Scott Graham Moody: Brittany Bazemore Talladega County Childersburg: Douglas Warren Munford: Ashley Ingram, Cum Laude Special Honors In Elementary Education; Christopher Justice; Janna Lott; Amy Stephens, Cum Laude Special Honors In

Nursing; Amanda Watts Oxford: Hayley Barker, Magna Cum Laude Special Honors In Elementary Education Sylacauga: Heidi Casey; Nyree Conville; Terri Cook; Barbara Hayes; Cheryl Juliano, Special Honors In Elementary Education; Topeka Odum; Talladega: Kattie Hendrix, Cum Laude Special Honors In Elementary Education; Amber James; Margaret Kulovitz, Special Honors In Early Childhood Education; Erica Long; Brandi Player; Kevin Studdard; Sonya Yates; Lauren York

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Helping new high school grads understand what lies ahead for them Beginning college can prove to be difficult in a number of ways (MS) — With graduation on the horizon, many high school seniors are anxiously anticipating their exodus from Mom and Dad’s house to the less restrictive dorms of their colleges of choice. Visions of parties, late school nights spent hanging out with friends, and no Mom and Dad to check in on them populate the dreams of many a high school senior as graduation draws closer and closer.

should avoid the temptation of spending the money too fast.

But as exciting as beginning college can be, it can also prove difficult in a number of ways if soon-to-be freshmen aren’t prepared for what may lie ahead. Parents and college-bound kids alike should discuss the following topics before parting ways this fall.

Parents should also discuss credit cards with their children before the kids head off to school. College campuses are notorious breeding grounds for credit card solicitation. Kids who don’t fully understand the concept of credit can, and often do, find themselves in deep financial trouble because of credit cards. If a student has his or her own cell phone (and who doesn’t these days?), let your son or daughter begin paying for it in the months before he leaves for college. This should help get him or her acclimated to paying bills, and the importance of paying them on time, before heading off to school.

Finances It seems that no matter how much money kids head off to college with, it’s never enough. This is especially true of entering freshmen, who have more than likely never faced living on a budget before. If a student will not be working and their parents will be sending them money during the semester, it’s best to work out a payment schedule (once per semester, once per month, bi-monthly, etc.) and stick to it. Parents should avoid the temptation of bailing kids out if they’ve spent their allotted money too quickly, just like students

Academics Understandably, most students start off struggling in the academic department. This often has nothing to do with the course load. Instead, it’s typically the product of students being overwhelmed by their newfound freedom, resulting in studies sliding down their priority list. Incoming freshmen should recognize that, while struggling to adapt to a new course load and new environment is to be expected, it’s not an excuse for a prolonged academic struggle. The point of going to college is an education first and foremost.

GoCollege.com, an online resource for college-bound students, recommends developing a diligent and consistent system of study habits to avoid digging an early academic hole. This can involve study groups, brief study periods after each class to make sure you understand all materials, or a number of things that might work for each individual. But the main thing is to be consistent in your study approach, as once you get it down, you’ll be more efficient and able to enjoy more of that enticing free time. Social Life While education is the most important thing about college, developing socially is important as well. For some students, overfocusing on academics can make college a difficult period in their life. Particularly for entering freshmen, developing friendships is an important step in adapting to college. Students should embrace the chance to meet new people, many of whom might be from different parts of the country or even the world, which can be an educational process in and of itself. While social life should never take precedence over academics, balancing work and play is something students will have to do the rest of their lives, and part of college is preparing them to do just that. Parents should make students aware that academics are important, but that developing as a human being and not just as a student is important as well. For more tips on preparing for college, visit www. gocollege.com.

Many new high school grads are understandably excited for what awaits them in the fall. But parents need to help ease that transition by discussing some important topics before a child leaves the nest.

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Did you know? Major determines what grads make (MS) — College students majoring in chemical engineering can expect to earn more than their fellow graduates right out of the gate. According to a study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), new college graduates with degrees in Chemical Engineering were offered an average of $59,361 in the summer of 2007. That’s a better than 5 percent increase from the salaries they were offered the year before. Computer engi-

neering grads were second on the list, fielding offers that averaged slightly more than $56,000 per year directly out of college. Rounding out the top five were graduates with electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science degrees, each of whom averaged offers better than $53,000 per year right out of college. On the opposite end of the spectrum, psychology majors might want to pick up a second major if they’re looking to make money upon graduation. Psychology

majors received the lowest offers directly out of college, averaging offers of $31,631 upon graduation. But psychology majors should be encouraged as the offers mark a nearly 5 percent increase from those received by those who graduated in 2006. Salaries rose for new grads across the board in 2007, although the increase didn’t much benefit graduates with degrees in history, English or sociology, each which averaged offers less than $34,000

Statistics show what’s going on with students (MS) — As graduation approaches, it’s interesting to engage in an education retrospective and answer the question, “What’s been going on with students these days?” Check out these stats.

Trust-West, 2002; The High School Diploma: Making It More Than an Empty Promise)

2.9 million after a 15-year climb, say reports published in The New York Times

• A growing number of college students are over the age of 25

• 90 percent of high school seniors expect to attend college (National Center for Education Statistics, 2002)

• Women outnumber men on college campuses, and more women obtain college degrees than men

• The number of white high school graduates will go down nationally in the future, and the number of African-American graduates will remain relatively steady. But the number of Hispanic and AsianAmerican graduates will increase sharply, according to projections by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

• 75 percent of high school graduates go on to secondary education within two years of receiving their diplomas. (The Education

• Demographic projections show that next year or the year after, the annual number of high school graduates in the United States will peak at about

‘Class of Katrina’ graduating, four years after storm By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press writer

NEW ORLEANS — In the months after Hurricane Katrina swamped the University of New Orleans campus in August 2005, the basketball team practiced at a school six hours away in Texas and played almost its entire season on the road, winning just three games. Some team members quit, but for those who stuck it out, “it made us closer,” said Jada Frazier, who was a freshman from Albany, Ga. “I strongly believe that sometimes you have to go through some hardships and changes in order to become a stronger person,” she said. “And I don’t think I could have gone anywhere else and become the person that I am today.” Frazier is a member of the Class of Katrina — the graduating college seniors who were brand-new freshmen when the hurricane plunged New Orleans into anarchy and ruin four years ago. While many of their classmates left and never came back, they returned, whether out of loyalty to their school or affection for the city. And for some of them, it was a life-changing experience. Tulane University student Denali Lander, an English major from Boulder, Colo., helped start a nonprofit relief effort called the NOLA Fund. Originally a source of aid for families displaced by the storm, it evolved into a program providing students at a New Orleans public school with technology training and free laptops. “I’ve always been a civicminded person, I like to think. But certainly the hurricane kind of put that at the forefront of my interest,” Lander said. Many of New Orleans’ freshmen had barely unpacked and decorated their dorm rooms when the city was ordered evacuated because the levees broke. Administrators returned weeks later to find major damage at Dillard University, Xavier University, the University of New Orleans and Southern University at New Orleans. Tulane and Loyola universities fared better. Other colleges around the country took in New Orleans’ students for a semester before classes finally resumed in the city in January 2006 — in trailers at some of the flooded campuses or, in the case of Dillard, at a hotel. It was a dreary, depressing experience. An international business and Spanish major, Ashlee Yates of Memphis, Tenn., recalled a Dillard gym piled ceiling-high with the belongings of students who wouldn’t be coming back for them. Her dorm room had flooded, and she had lost everything. “The morale became really, really low after the hurricane,” Yates said. “A lot of students that came in with me aren’t here anymore.” Jazmine Boutte, a student at Dillard, didn’t just lose what she had on campus; her

family in New Orleans lost their home to flooding. It was, she said, a shock to her thenmaterialistic soul when she wound up in Houston with no extra clothes, dependent on the kindness of strangers. “I’ve really changed from how I was. I would never want Wal-Mart clothes and things like that, and that’s what I had to resort to right after we evacuated,” Boutte said. “I just never thought I would have to have people giving me things when I used to be the one giving all the time.” When she returned to New Orleans, Boutte helped paint and clean damaged property, tutored schoolchildren and participated in the building of a Habitat for Humanity house. She also took part in a 2006 rally to encourage displaced residents to vote — the kind of civic-minded activity she said she never would have participated in before. “I was kind of materialistic before Katrina. I’ve really learned not to take anything for granted,” she said. “My whole views on having this and having that have really changed.” Matt Limback, a Tulane student from Chesterfield, Mich., who had to flee less than 24 hours after arriving on campus, said he never gave any thought to transferring to another school. When he returned, the university dispatched him and others to the hardest-hit areas of the city to help with the cleanup. “It was pretty dismal when on the first couple of weekends back they send you down to the Ninth Ward, where you’re going through houses where you find dead animals, dead pets,” Limback said. But he and other graduating students said they were grateful to have been part of the city’s healing. Charles Figley, a psychologist and disaster trauma expert who was recruited to work at Tulane after the storm, said the students’ reaction is common among those who have withstood great hardship: “They have a source of inspiration and self-confidence that emerge as a result of some terrible disaster.” Recognition of the graduating Katrina veterans is planned at commencement ceremonies, beginning this weekend. Tulane, where more than 1,100 of this year’s 2,000 graduates are former Katrina exiles, will distribute a program with a photo essay on the disaster and a list of 600 universities that took in Tulane students in 2005. Similarly, at Dillard, seniors promenading through the university’s majestic oaks will carry banners thanking universities that hosted them after Katrina. While graduation will be a goodbye to New Orleans for many, some are staying. Lander said she will spend at least two more years here through the Teach For America program, having found in New Orleans — with its rich urban mix of African, Caribbean and European influences — the diversity she was seeking when she finished high school.

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22— THE DAILY HOME, Talladega and St. Clair counties, Ala., Saturday, July 5, 2009

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